orange is the new black.


photo by joel maus for inspired by this.

it would appear that i’m in a colorful phase, because earlier this week i was way into green, and super bright scandinavian-inspired spaces and now i’m into orange. what gives? must still be my attempt to rise above this heavy layer of san francisco fog. by the way — are you watching netflix’s new show ‘orange is the new black‘? i was addicted and watched the entire first season in one week. hey — maybe that’s why i’ve got orange decor accents on the brain.


orange sofa from making it nice in the midwest; and one great vintage blanket by anja mulder.


mid-century modern cabin, via reif haus.


kitchen by james braund photography; and orange dining chairs via hus & hem.


beastie boys mike d’s dining room, via the new york times.


barbara bestor’s home, via old brand new.


bri’s lovely designlovefest office makeover.


amazing loom rug, via mimi + meg.


australia’s tuppenny farm, via design*sponge.


colorful eames chairs, via apartment therapy; and one of my favorite images ever, from the style files.


barbara bestor’s dining room, via old brand new.


just a hint of orange wall, photographed by stefan wolf lucks for karhard architekur.

26 Responses to “orange is the new black.”
  1. My husband and I got totally addicted too. I need the second season NOW. I used to not care for orange at all but it has definitely been growing on me…

  2. richele says:

    thought this might make you giggle

    old is the new black

  3. Charlotte says:

    I LOVE orange too! Some of these home photos are to die for. I want them all! :)

  4. Martyna says:

    I have that on my to-watch-list! Orange inspiration looks great! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  5. I’m loving orange these days, especially more like a coral-color when paired with teal. So bold, bright, and cheerful! This is a great collection of orange interiors, thanks!

  6. Cristina says:

    I have a great orange Naugahyde armchair in my living room. I bought it because the bones were good and I figured I’d re-cover it, but I’ve kept it as-is for nearly six years now and love it.

    Then I added orange Naugahyde barstools to the room, so it’s an orange Naugahyde wonderland.

  7. Eek! I have also been slightly (well totally) consumed with Orange is the New Black…just finished watching the first season this week. Loving this round-up of orange and might just have to add a few more pops in my life. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Katie says:

    Great collection of photos, I posted that picture from the new york times of beastie boys mike d’s dining room a while back in my ‘Friday Inspiration’ posts, I am in love with that chandelier, and the rest of the house is gorgeous!


  9. oh my word… just found that show and i am addicted! soooo good!!!! {and all of your orangie interiors are gorgeous too ;) }

  10. Marjory says:

    The right amount and kind of orange can uplift any space. Love orange in a coral tone. Beautiful photos! :)

  11. ellen patton says:

    I read Orange is the New Black and couldn’t put it down. Just started watching the series this week. I love all these photos@ Especially that kitchen with the cool oven!

  12. Brandi says:

    One week is nothing, I watched the entire season in two days (although I’m not sure I should be bragging about that).

  13. AnnaK says:

    Can not wait till 2nd season!

  14. wendy says:

    such a good show! managed to watch all episodes in one week. kinda proud.

  15. Latrina says:

    Gorgeous designs! And what a great idea for a blog post. :)

    I’ve been watching the show too! About half-way through now… wow. It’s intense, for sure.

  16. Great photos and use of orange on those interiors :)

  17. ItsDicey says:

    Mike d’s dining room is killing me! Gorgeous floor. And I must say, I adore orange with a passion.

  18. Such a lovely post! Orange can really uplift a place when used right..thanks for all the inspiration today! xx meenal

  19. All, all, all of it! I’m in Lurve. Thanks for the inspiration. xox

  20. Kyle Hayes says:

    OMG, I so agree! I have been obsessed with orange this year. A pop of orange has the power to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

  21. trudy says:

    Love orange, always have. I can’t use it too much in fashion but it works beautifully in home dec. nicely done, as always.

  22. Andi says:

    I have been seeing everywhere that orange is THE color this year, but I’m so sad because this is my least favorite color haha. I’ve heard awesome things about the show!!!

  23. OMG, yes Orange is the New Black – totally addicting. Hubby is currently in another town M-F so I have to wait until the weekends to watch the next episodes. Ga! Orrrr… I guess I could just keep watching but turn his photograph over to ease my guilt over watching Mad Men, erm, I mean Orange is the New Black…

  24. ALFR says:

    Hi – For some reason, I am unable to get all of the images on your blog to load, despite trying on three different browsers. Can you please tell me the designer of the branch chandelier? Thanks for the lovely post.

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